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2015 API Offshore Safe Lifting Conference & Expo

When: July 14, 2015 - July 15, 2015
Where: Westin Houston Memorial City
Houston, Texas

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Co-Sponsored by:
  • Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)
Endorsed by:
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Center for Offshore Safety 
  • Offshore Marine Service Association
  • Offshore Operators Committee
  • National Ocean Industries Association
  • Independent Petroleum Association of America
  • International Association of Drilling Contractors

The U.S. offshore oil and natural gas industry, in collaboration with its regulatory agencies, invites you to attend the 2015 API Offshore Safe Lifting Conference & Expo, July 14-15, 2015 in Houston, Texas.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn about the latest in offshore developments while sharing experiences, practices, and even information on real-life incidents. The major theme of this year’s event will be “SEMS and OCS Lift Operations – Minimizing the Risk Offshore”, covering how lifting operations fit into the overall philosophy of an operators Safety and Environmental Management System, now required by the BSEE. Industry experts, including representatives from the BSEE and Coast Guard, will share their insights in the following sessions:

  • BSEE/USCG Perspective on Crane Safety Issues
  • API RP 2D and Spec 2C: Key Changes and Improvements
  • API RP 2CCU 
  • Lift Planning including JSAs / JHAs
  • Data Session - Safe Lifting Committee
  • Operational Procedures & Safe Work Practices
  • Offshore Platform Decommissioning, Plugging and Abandonment
  • Mechanical Integrity and Quality Assurance of Critical Equipment 
  • Shore Based Lifting Operations and Pre Slinging Loads
  • BSEE Industry Statistics
  • Safe Lifting Studies & Initiatives
  • Center for Offshore Safety Overview 
  • Lifting Incident Investigation
  • Training and Best Practices
  • Regulators Panel

The conference is expected to host 500 offshore lifting professionals, crane operators, management, and safety personnel. This is the best opportunity in the industry to learn about the latest developments, share insights, and network with other offshore industry colleagues. A separate exhibition area will host over 40 exhibiting companies from the offshore lifting industry sharing their experience and services first hand. 

Who Should Attend

Anyone in industry, government or other groups involved in:

  • Operation of offshore, shore-based terminals
  • Drilling contractors
  • Crane service/supply firms
  • Anyone involved with offshore issues

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Hotel Information

API has arranged a discount room block at the Westin Houston Memorial City for $189/night Single/Double. Call 281-501-4300 or make your reservation online here. Be sure to mention the API Offshore Safe Lifting Conference to qualify for this discount rate. This discount rate is also available from three days before to three days after the meeting. The cut-off date for making reservations is June 23, 2015 at 5:00 PM, CT. After this date hotel reservations will be accepted on a space available basis.

The address for the Westin Houston Memorial City is 945 Gessner Road, Houston, Texas. An online map is available here. A map of the parking options is available here

  • Valet: $13/day
  • Self-Park: By the Hour- Max: $12/day
  • Park at the Mall: Free, but at own risk. Take sky bridge over to hotel. 
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